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Santa Cruz Crime Rate Report (California)

Santa Cruz crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 21 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime increasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Santa Cruz for 2022 is expected to be higher than in 2019.

The city violent crime rate for Santa Cruz in 2019 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 57.09% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the national property crime rate average by 112.92%.

In 2019 the city violent crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 35.1% and the city property crime rate in Santa Cruz was higher than the property crime rate in California by 92.71%.

Property and Violent Crime
Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Santa Cruz Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2019 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault272
Arson34
Burglary348
Larceny and Theft2,363
Motor Vehicle Theft221
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape29
Robbery88
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,314
Property Crime2,932
Violent Crime389
2022 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault248
Arson45
Burglary258
Larceny and Theft2,645
Motor Vehicle Theft350
Murder and Manslaughter0
Rape48
Robbery79
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,628
Property Crime3,246
Violent Crime374

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Property Crime

Santa Cruz Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Santa Cruz Crime 2019

Santa Cruz Crime 2022

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Santa Cruz Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Santa Cruz Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Santa Cruz, California crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Santa Cruz crime report data for 2022 was projected from 21 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2019.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.



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